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Kevin McArdle

Kevin McArdle has been the State House Correspondent since 2002. He's covered the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey, the Governor Dick Codey Administration, the Jon Corzine/Doug Forrester 2005 gubernatorial campaign, the State government shutdown of 2006, the near fatal car crash of former Governor Jon Corzine, the 2009 Jon Corzine/Chris Christie gubernatorial campaign and the Christie Administration to date including acting as pool reporter for Governor Christie has he toured the state (via helicopter and motorcade) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. McArdle has won multiple Associated Press awards for spot reporting and received the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for coverage of then-Governor Jon Corzine's 800% toll increase proposal.

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Security increases for NJ child welfare workers explained to legislature

Last November, just days after police officers were removed from New Jersey child welfare offices in a cost-cutting move, a caseworker was stabbed in her Camden office by a client. Following that attack, the state Department of Children and Families took immediate and long-term action.

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Gov. Christie upside down in another poll

On Monday, the Quinnipiac University Poll showed just 38 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing while 56 percent disapprove, Christie's lowest rating ever. Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll revealed similar numbers.

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Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Possible Bridgegate indictments stalling Christie’s presidential plans

As others including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have officially announced they are running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has yet to make his intentions publicly known.

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Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center on March 24, 2015, in Whippany, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Will town hall performances be Christie’s presidential comeback?

Once the darling of the Republican Party nationwide, Gov. Chris Christie finds himself trailing badly in early primary state polls in the 2016 presidential election.

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Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget

Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where presidential politics come into play with regard to the Fiscal Year 2016 State budget.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Another Tough Budget for New Jersey

According to the Department of the Treasury, revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2015 are just about where Gov. Chris Christie projected they would be, but that does not mean the state is flush with cash.

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A College Degree for Less Than $10,000 in NJ

Imagine getting a four-year degree in New Jersey for only $10,000. A group of state Assembly members are hoping to make that a reality by sponsoring legislation that encourages New Jersey's colleges and universities to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees.

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